Monthly archive - March 2016

Hollywood Farmers Market Returns: April 23rd

The Hollywood Farmers Market is not only a place where you can buy produce, sweets and crafts, but it is also a place to meet with your neighbors, find out what is happening in the neighborhood and see what your community groups can offer for you. You can meet produce and craft vendors who live right here in north College Park. You can also meet community groups, local business owners and our local police officers who will come and talk about the things they’re working on.

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Third Thirsty Thursday, Tonight at Ledo Restaurant

Join the City/University Community at The Original Ledo Restaurant to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Living, Shopping, and Working in College Park on Thursday, March 17th (5PM)!

The College Park Community Foundation will be there to promote their organization in the College Park Mother’s Day 5K.

Join us for a chance to win a free registration to the 5K! This event is appropriate for children of all ages (1 to 101).

METRO Closes 91 Stations on Wednesday

Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld, with support from the Authority’s Board of Directors, today announced the full closure of the Metrorail system on Wednesday, March 16, for emergency inspections of the system’s third-rail power cables following an early morning tunnel fire yesterday. Read More…

Farmers Market Scheduled to Begin on April 24th

The Downtown College Park Farmers Market will open for the 2016 season on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

The market started in 2011 as an effort to increase access to fresh produce in the heart of the City for both residents and students at the University of Maryland. The market continues to grow as each season has seen an increase in both customers and vendors. The market emphasizes locally-grown fruit and vegetables as all produce must be from within a 150-mile radius of the market.

The market is open on Sundays from 10:00am to 2:00pm during the season, which runs from April to November each year. The market takes place at City Hall (4500 Knox Road College Park, Maryland 20740).

Mtg. for Downtown’s Businesses: Monday March 14th, 2PM

The next meeting of the Downtown College Park Management Authority will take place on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 2pm. The meeting will occur in the Lower Level Conference Room in City Hall (4500 Knox Road).

The following topics will be discussed during the meeting:

  • DCPMA’s participation in the upcoming 2020 Vision event
  • DCPMA’s participation in Maryland Day
  • the upcoming street fair for incoming UMD freshman

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